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Trains [buttons] for Obama?

My mom very kindly sent me this yesterday:

Of course I’m putting it on my backpack, but the button just screams the fact that it was made neither by train advocates or the Obama campaign. They’re being sold by this site, which is also offering such pins as “Mohawks for Obama.” I mean, Barack Obama is supposed to be about a youthful and different future right? Then why put a steam engine on there? How about a CAHSR train? Or at least an Acela? This is a stereotype that passenger rail riders and advocates have to deal with all the time, unfortunately.

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2 Responses

  1. Robert Mann says:

    Not only a stereotype of a Steam Locomotive and train, but a distinct European cargo train from the WWII era… I’d say, What ever you do,
    DON’T WEAR THAT BUTTON…
    Someone, somewhere is going to say the cattle cars are on the way and the new National Socialist is headed for DC. We need a good all American Amtrak Train on the front, the Silver Meteor, Empire Builder, Zephyr, Sunset, City of New Orleans etc… Maybe even a couple of button showing the train coming away from special “area” skylines. There are some great ones including the Champion at Jacksonville, and the Amtrak Meteor in Moncrief Yard.

    Bob

  2. Dave Reid says:

    True the could put a newer train on there but I still like it!

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